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February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has been handed his walking papers by MSNBC executives — and he is not simply cleaning out his drawers and walking away quietly. In a statement on Thursday, Buchanan blasted his former employer: “After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.” Indeed, MSNBC President Phil Griffin had removed Buchanan from the station’s list of commentators following the release of his controversial book, Suicide of a Superpower, in January. Griffin reportedly said at the time that Buchanan’s opiniions weren’t “really appropriate for national dialogue.” Buchanan depicted himself as a victim of a left-wing conspiracy. ““I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight,” he wrote. Several political bloggers predicted that Fox News will probably sign up Buchanan quickly.